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    The Associated Press (AP) described religious exemptions to the coronavirus vaccines as a “loophole” and a “bluff” in its report published Thursday. “Religious objections, once used only sparingly around the country to get exempted from various required vaccines, are becoming a much more widely used loophole against the COVID-19 shot,” the AP article by Colleen...
    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian air force says it is investigating reports that shots fired from one of its jets in the northeast killed civilians. This would be the fourth major accidental killing of civilians by the air force in less than 5 years as it faces criticism about such incidents. Military spokesperson...
    BANGKOK (AP) — Taxi fleets in Thailand are giving new meaning to the term “rooftop garden,” as they utilize the roofs of cabs idled by the coronavirus crisis to serve as small vegetable plots. Workers from two taxi cooperatives assembled the miniature gardens this week using black plastic garbage bags stretched across bamboo frames. On...
    Gabby Petito: Police are looking for missing 22-year-old ask for her boyfriends cooperation Mexican lottery winners scoop drug lord homes LEXINGTON, Ky. — Big Blue Nation's hopes for a historic Kentucky basketball recruiting class have received another major boost. Five-star wing Chris Livingston, the No. 6-ranked prospect in the high school class of 2022...
    North Korea reportedly fired two ballistic missiles off its east coast Wednesday, in the direction of Japan, prompting Japan's prime minister to denounce the action as "absolutely outrageous," according to reports. The latest missile firings by North Korea came several days after it reportedly tested newly developed long-range missiles over the weekend, reports said. "The...
    In a story published April 22, 2021, about a man pleading guilty in the fatal shootings of a family, The Associated Press erroneously reported that his child was one of the three children found unharmed at the scenes of the slayings. Authorities said that child was staying with the man’s family the night of the...
    These Are the Best Motorcycle Jackets for Every Season Opinion: Peyton and Eli Manning make Monday Night Football game a blast with alternate simulcast Get your playlists ready — Janet Jackson is releasing new music! © Provided by People Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Janet Jackson The "Rhythm Nation" singer is gearing up to release a new single...
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As the sun went down on the Vila Cruzeiro favela on Monday, bathing this working class neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro with warm evening light, kids lined up to catch a free movie screening. Some had never stepped foot in a cinema because tickets for families can be prohibitively expensive...
    14 Genius Gifts That Are Anything but Basic - All From Amazon Launchpad Fan at Raiders game to support openly gay DE Carl Nassib: When he came out, it struck a chord © Provided by US Weekly Kobe Bryant Daughter Natalia Makes Met Gala 2021 Debut Feature An adorable debut! Late Kobe Bryant’s 18-year-old...
    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea’s longtime opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo is urging the country’s ruling military junta to set up a transitional government and establish a timeframe for holding elections as soon as possible following last week’s coup. Diallo accused deposed President Alpha Conde of creating his own demise because he sought a third...
    The Associated Press began its college football poll on Oct. 19, 1936, and it is now the longest-running poll of those that award national titles at the end of the season. A panel of 63 sports writers and broadcasters from around the country votes on the poll weekly. 1. Alabama (64) 2-0 1572...
    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has promised to “break and smash” the human trafficking networks that smuggle migrants across the border from Turkey. Mitsotakis, in a news conference Sunday following his Saturday keynote speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair, also said, in response to a question by the Associated Press, that...
    The Associated Press Planner Twitter account deleted a tweet identifying September 11 as the anniversary of a Nickelback album, admitting it was in "poor taste." On September 10, the account, which monitors upcoming significant events, sent out a tweet regarding September 11, 2021 as the 20th anniversary of the Canadian metal band Nickelback's third album....
    Why Bennifers red carpet debut is such a big deal, more celebrity couples red carpet debuts The cost of gas the year you were born After last week's disappointing blowout loss to No. 12 Iowa, Indiana will look to rebound on Saturday as heavy favorites at home against Idaho, which has posted just one winning...
    SEPT. 4 – 10, 2021 From children playing in a park in Kabul, to an Indigenous women’s march in Brasilia, to a girl comemmorating the feast day of Cuba’s patron saint, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from around the world made or published by The Associated Press in the past...
    Mario Tama/Getty Images Saturday marks 20 years to the day since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, and the Associated Press Planner Twitter account — which mainly posts about upcoming significant events — posted about it on Friday. Tomorrow: 20th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks (11 Sep) — AP Planner (@AP_Planner) September 10, 2021 ...
    In response to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s recent mask mandate, some doctors are providing parents with exemptions so their children won’t be forced to wear a mask in school. The mandate went into effect on Tuesday, as a method to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, as Daily Voice previously reported....
    PARIS (AP) — As the Taliban government takes power in Afghanistan, UNESCO warned on Friday about risks to access to education, especially for girls and women. A new report by the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization found that student enrollment multiplied tenfold in the 20 years since the U.S.-led military operation forced the Taliban...
    MUNICH (AP) — In a story published Sept. 9, 2021, about the domestic violence trial of former Germany and Bayern Munich player Jérôme Boateng, The Associated Press erroneously reported he was ordered to pay 1.8 million euros ($21.2 million) in damages to the victim. The money was actually a fine to the German state and...
    SEPT. 3 – SEPT. 9 2021 From the Venice Film Festival to a Tough Mudder competition in the U.K., from Berlin Fashion Week to a traditional Falla festival in Valencia, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa....
    SEPT. 3 – 9, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by The Associated Press in North America in the past week. The selection was curated by AP photo editor Patrick Sison Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com Copyright...
    Sept. 2 – Sept. 9, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP Photojournalist Silvia Izquierdo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews A P Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images ...
    Sept. 3-9, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Shuji Kajiyama in Tokyo. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Local officials in Ethiopia allege that Tigray forces have killed more than 120 civilians in recent days following battlefield losses, in what would be one of the deadliest massacres of the country’s 10-month war. Sewunet Wubalem, administrator for the Dabat woreda, or district, in the Amhara region told The Associated Press...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The company overseeing the response to a large oil spill spurred by Hurricane Ida said Tuesday that a containment dome has been placed over a broken undersea pipeline, stemming the flow into the Gulf of Mexico. Houston-based Talos Energy said in a statement that its oil spill response contractor had installed the...
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s newest Mars rover has completed its first sample grab, tucking away the tube of rock for return to Earth. The Perseverance rover team confirmed last week’s successful drilling and collection, after reviewing photos of the core sample. NASA wanted to be certain the sample was safe inside the...
    PARIS (AP) — Police in Paris arrested two suspects after a Bulgari jewelry heist Tuesday on the posh Place Vendome. One of the suspects was shot in the leg by a officer before being arrested. The Place Vendome is one of Paris – and Europe’s – most expensive and luxurious shopping areas, a base for...
    Adding to the litany of mea culpas regarding the use of ivermectin – a still unproven alternative treatment for the coronavirus – the Associated Press recently issued a correction to a report alleging that 70% of poison control cases in Mississippi were linked to the drug’s ingestion. Published in late August, the original article said that up...
    Some Afghans have lied about their identities or destroyed their passports in hopes to win resettlement across the United States, the Associated Press (AP) reports. Officials with President Joe Biden’s administration who spoke anonymously to the AP said there have been instances where Afghans at screening sites in safe third countries outside of Afghanistan have...
    Justice Department will ‘protect’ abortion seekers in Texas Child, 6, dies on Colorado amusement park ride PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — As residents and businesses across New Jersey spent the holiday weekend trying to clean up damage from last week's storm, rescue workers resumed the search for two friends whose car was caught up in...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says senior receiver Ronnie Bell is out for the year with a knee injury. Harbaugh gave the update Monday, two days after Bell was injured in a 47-14 win over Western Michigan. Bell had a 76-yard touchdown reception and returned a punt 31 yards before injuring...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — The Gophers’ star running back Mohamed Ibrahim is going to miss out on the rest of the 2021 season due to the leg injury he sustained in Thursday’s season opener against Ohio State. The second team preseason Associated Press All-American had 30 carries for 163 yards and two scores, both giving the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Divers at the site of an ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have identified the source as one-foot diameter pipeline displaced from a trench on the ocean floor and sheared in half by Hurricane Ida. Talos Energy, the Houston-based company currently paying for the cleanup, said in a statement issued...
    In a story published September 3, 2021, about the coronavirus outbreak in California, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the San Joaquin Valley is made up of 12 counties. It is made up eight counties. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — Facebook has apologized for putting a “primates” label on a video of Black men, according to a report in the New York Times. The newspaper said the video was posted by a tabloid in June and showed Black men in altercations with white civilians and police officers. After the video ended,...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook has apologized for putting a “primates” label on a video of Black men, according to a report in the New York Times. The newspaper said the video was posted by a tabloid in June and showed Black men in altercations with white civilians and police officers. After the video ended,...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager David Ross and president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer missed the team’s 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. This after they tested positive for COVID-19. Michael Hermosillo homered and drove in three runs, leading Chicago to its fourth consecutive win. READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccine Deadline Extended In Illinois Frank...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Tales of selflessness and heroism — and of deadly delays and heartbreaking missed opportunities — are emerging after the remnants of Hurricane Ida pummeled the Northeast with record-breaking rain that flooded roads and houses, killing dozens. Earlier, Ida laid waste to parts of Louisiana and Mississippi after blowing ashore as one...
    Getty Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Keith McCants was found dead on Thursday. One-time Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker/defensive end Keith McCants died at age 53 before Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office investigators found his body in his Florida home on Thursday. “It appears it was a drug overdose, but we are awaiting confirmation...
    Heres What You Shouldnt DIY on Your Home Office Reno Keith McCants dies at 53 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like a lot of Asian actors, Simu Liu has played the nameless guy who can do martial arts but inevitably loses out to a more skilled white guy. It was one of his very first...
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s newest Mars rover has successfully collected its first rock sample for return to Earth, after last month’s attempt came up empty. The Perseverance rover’s chief engineer, Adam Stelzner, called it a perfect core sample. “I’ve never been more happy to see a hole in a rock,” he tweeted...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In a story published August 31, 2021, about the bidding to acquire Kansas City Southern railroad, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Kansas City Southern was due to receive a $1 billion breakup fee now that regulators rejected Canadian National’s plan to use a voting trust in the acquisition. There is...
    President Biden on Friday will tour the devastation left by Hurricane Ida when it slammed into Louisiana last weekend as a Category 4 storm. He also plans to deliver a speech Thursday outlining the administration’s response plan.  Biden will speak with local and state leaders while in Louisiana. Ida was the fifth most powerful storm...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has collaborated on a new internet site to help more Americans apply for and receive the expanded child tax credit, a monthly payment of as much as $300 per child that was part of the coronavirus relief package. GetCTC.org was developed by Code for America in collaboration with the...